Critic Ben Davis publishes 9.5 Theses on Art and Class
Brainstormers work and research is discussed in detail in the chapter
"White Walls, Glass Ceiling"
“Just when it seemed that contemporary art writing and the subject of real-life politics had permanently parted ways, along comes the young New York critic Ben Davis with a book that brings them together. No cheerleading here, no swoony prosody, no easy kiss-offs; just smart, ardent, illusion-puncturing observation and analysis on the intersection of art, commerce, and—the elephant in the art-fair VIP lounge—class. None of this would matter much if he didn’t tell us why we should care, but he does. Under all his excoriations lies a faith in art as an agent of transformation toward a post-neoliberal, post-greed society that could be, should be.”
—Holland Cotter, art critic, New York Times
September 1 - December 9, 2011
Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries
Through public performance, exhibition, publication, the internet, and video, Brainstormers has investigated topics ranging from power structures in the art world to gender inequity in contemporary museum and gallery exhibitions. This exhibit will focus on the daily issues connected to the realities of being a visual artist in the contemporary art world by presenting an array of anonymous handwritten records, surveys, photographs and live video feeds from the Brainstormers' studios.
Tuesday, September 27, 20115-7 pm/Reception and Mary H Dana Women Artists Series 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 20, 2011Gallery Talk at noon and use this text area to describe your service. Feel free to change the image.
The Feminist Evolution
Brainstormers' research and collaboration with the Guerrilla Girls is discussed in the cover article of the December ARTnews--The Feminist Evolution.
A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics and Daily Life
Brainstormers recommends a book by artist and author, Mira Schor, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life which makes a note of our recent work.